IMPACT OF 3+2+2 WORK SCHEDULE ON ITES SECTOR
Keywords:work structure, remote work, hybrid model, work-life.
Several covid cases are increasing day by day, putting the life of working mass in a danger. While some of the workforces are eagerly waiting to return to the office and improve their work-life while many are finding the comfy corner of their house to be more comfortable and productive. Though previously working remotely was just an option, but Covid had provided an opportunity to work remotely. But still completely working remotely won’t be the optimum solution in the given state. The proposed model of 3+2+2 is 3 days’ work from the office, 2 days’ work remotely, and 2 days off. This hybrid model will enable the employees to choose and schedule their work life around their personal life; making their work-life flexible than before. This structure is a balance between traditional work and remote work and its counter-checks the demerits of both the work schedule. The result of qualitative analysis of the collected data along with correlation analysis of the factors that support different models of work structure indicated the corresponding factors are the reason for accepting or rejecting the particular mode of work structure. On a detailed discussion with participants, several other aspects of work structure and its effect on their life also came into the picture. The current scenario of increasing lockdown and uncertainty of the future has also made the workforce think about how they would want to work. Location of work always had played a major role in accepting a job or crafting the career path of many youngsters. Since options are available for location and mode of work, they can also plan and explore the career options, which were earlier not considered.